November 16th, 2023
Hey there! Winter is just around the corner, and you know what that means—chilly weather, cozy sweaters, and the need for some extra protection. If you're someone who lives in an area will all four seasons, it's important to consider the material you choose during the winter months.
You might not realize it, but different materials react differently to the cold, and this can impact your comfort and the durability of your jewelry.
Steel plugs and tunnels may not be the most comfortable option during this time. Steel is a conductive material, meaning it gets cold easily and can be uncomfortable against your skin. Additionally, in cold weather, steel plugs may feel even colder due to the temperature difference between your body and the surrounding air. As a result, wearing steel plugs or tunnels in winter can lead to discomfort and even pain.
Wooden plugs and tunnels, while they may have a natural and rustic appeal, are prone to cracking and shrinking in dry, cold air. This can be a major downside for those who want to wear them comfortably during the winter months. The cold weather won't necessarily make your plugs cold and uncomfortable feeling, but can cause the wood to contract and potentially crack, leading to plugs falling out or damage to your jewelry. Additionally, the dry air in winter can further contribute to the shrinking of wooden plugs and tunnels. This means that you may need to more frequently oil your plugs to retain the moisture needed to keep the wood in good shape.
Stone is a naturally cooling material, which means it won't feel as cold to the touch as metal. While stone plugs will eventually cool down in colder temperatures, it takes a bit longer for them to change temperature compared to other materials. This means you can enjoy the comfort of stone without the immediate chill. Additionally, stone plugs are known for their durability and resistance to cracking or warping in extreme weather conditions.
For the most comfortable and durable option, silicone plugs and tunnels are the way to go. Silicone is known for its temperature-change resistance, making it an ideal choice for winter weather. It can withstand extreme cold without becoming uncomfortable, and it won't shrink or crack like wood. Additionally, silicone plugs and tunnels offer a snug fit, ensuring that they stay in place even during the harshest winter conditions. So, if you want to stay comfortable and worry-free this winter, consider choosing silicone plugs and tunnels.
Remember, taking care of your plugs and tunnels during the colder months is crucial to ensure their longevity. Keep them clean and wood moisturized to prevent any discomfort or damage caused by dry air. With the right materials and proper maintenance, you can enjoy your plugs and tunnels all year round, regardless of the weather outside.